Foremark Report W/E 26th November 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 26th November 2017
Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202
Another tough week for Foremark anglers with a diverse set of weather conditions including frosts, gales and the first snowfall of the winter. Water has continued to be drawn off this week which together with the colder weather and drop in water temperatures has produced better angling prospects. A significant number of fry have concentrated in Flamingo Bay and trout have been observed feeding hard on them. The large number of shrimps has been the other principal protein that the fish have been concentrating on, although frustratingly, anglers still continue to report that they are hooking but losing fish whilst targeting them, using either bespoke shrimp patterns or various versions of Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymphs.
With the aerators switched off, the fish are showing up elsewhere for boat & bank angler alike with the best areas being Hut point, Verdun’s Point, Flamingo Bay, and towards the lower end of Carvers arm.  The fish seem to have been positively influenced by the conditions and although they have not been easy to tempt the greater majority of the anglers that fished despite the wintry conditions have caught fish with the rod average this week being 2.2, although as always, some have been more successful than others.
Best catch this week was taken on Thursday by season ticket holder Paul Walker who landed 7 from the bank in Flamingo bay using Hares Ears patterns. Monday saw DCAC rod Mr R Gilks land four rainbows whilst bank fishing with two to fry patterns & two on Hare’s Ear nymphs. Also on Monday, Scott Wilson’s caught six including a 3lbs+ blue whilst boat fishing right down on the wires at the bottom of the Carver’s Arm, which was the same area that Mr Cook fished on Sunday when he took 4 fish on snakes.
As the fishery closes on Thursday 30th November, this will be our last weekly report of the season although a review of the season will be produced next month. The fishery will be reopening on Thursday 1stMarch and bookings are now being taken at the lodge for the new season.   Anglers wishing to purchase one of the remaining season ticket should contact the lodge for further details.
Weekly Stats: Rods: 18, Trout Taken: 13, Trout Released: 26, Total Catch: 39 Weekly Rod Average: 2.2
Season Average 3.4
Don’t forget that your loyalty card will still be valid next season so once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE and will be valid at all of our four fisheries,
Try before you buy; we continue to have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, these are ideal for Christmas presents, as is our range of vouchers for fishing, tuition and guiding.
Thinking of booking a match next season? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.
Next season we will continue to offer fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inches or longer in length. All pike to be returned.
Current Fishing Time: Bank: 07:30 till 16.00, Boat All Day: 08:30am to 16:00  Last 4 Hours from 12:00.(Tickets on sale from 11:45)                       All anglers to be off site by: 16:15
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.
Tight lines from The Foremark Reservoir team
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